The Delta Sigma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Nov. 14 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Faith Building. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization of both active and retired women educators. Members were treated to light refreshments upon arrival. The meeting began with a greeting from the book Chicken Soup for Teachers and an invocation by members Wendy Mosteller and Edwina Beam. Members were reminded that as teachers we touch the lives of our students forever. Special speaker for the meeting was Ellen Gragg, Eta State executive secretary. An international traveler, Gragg gave presented the program “Fold, Pack-n- Go” and shared tips on packing a suitcase and traveling abroad. President Dr. Elaine Jenkins opened the business meeting with the approval of the minutes and treasures report. Reports were given by various committees. Members also discussed a Delta Sigma project to support beginning teachers and were praised for their recent community project, Speak –Up for Children, which supports the needs of local foster children. The meeting was adjourned with the announcement of the next meetings. The group also met Tuesday for a cookie swap at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Cookies will be handed out to beginning teachers throughout Lincoln County. Lincoln County Principal of the Year Melanie Huss will be the featured speaker at a meeting Feb.11 at the church.
Nine members of the North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association Club met Nov. 18 at the North Brook Community Center. President Lucille Johnson opened the meeting by welcoming members. Following Johnson’s comments, Vickie Schrum read the devotion, entitled “It’s Strange, Isn’t It?–Counting Blessings.” The group also enjoyed a meal together, welcoming two new members to the club, Norma Petrick and Shirley McGinnis.
The group also celebrated members with November birthdays including Schrum and Glenda “Doodle” Craig. In addition, the club discussed old business matters, giving a big “thank you” to all who participated in making fried pies, whole pies and the peeling and drying of 32 bushels of apples for September’s Apple Festival. The group also thanked individuals who attended the club’s achievement luncheon and annual planning session. A total of 10 people attended the state meeting in Raleigh for the club’s 100th year celebration event, Johnson said.
Regarding new club business items, annual dues were collected and new officers elected. The group additionally discussed upcoming items such as the annual Christmas Social, the Dec. 3 Camp Dogwood trip and a retirement party for County Extension Director Kevin Starr Dec. 6 at WoodMill Winery.
Members received program leaflets on Medicare fraud at the meeting and made laundry bags for potential disaster use. The meeting concluded with members repeating the “collect;” one member received a door prize.